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ERMI president Steve Hilfiker is in high demand as a speaker at conferences and conventions. As a 25-plus-year veteran of the environmental field, the author of dozens of articles, and a frequent advisor to Florida legislators, Steve brings a perspective to his presentations that is multidimensional and authoritative.

If your group, agency, or organization is involved in engineering, real estate, construction/development, education, or financial services, contact ERMI today.

Steve is ready to deliver a presentation to your group that will be relevant, timely, and informative.

ERMI named as an FDEP Agency Term Contractor

On January 15th, 2014, ERMI was selected as an FDEP Agency Term Contractor (ATC) pursuant to its Solicitation No. 2014004C, entitled “Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for the Petroleum Contamination Site Response Action Services.” ERMI is honored to have been selected as an ATC, and looks forward to helping property owners achieve regulatory file closure for… Read More...

Assessment Funding available through LSSI

The Low-Scored Site Initiative (LSSI) provides up to $30,000 of assessment funding to assess low scored sites that are eligible for the petroleum cleanup program. The purpose is to sample sites that have not had State-funded work in many years to determine if the contamination file can be closed. Most low scored sites have not… Read More...

Biography Page

Steve Hilfiker President ABOUT Founder and president of ERMI, is a former two-term president of the Florida Environmental Assessors Association, and has served as Environmental Committee Chairman for the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association and Florida Retail Federation. He was a founder of the ASTM Subcommittee E50.06 on Environmental Forensics, and he is a member of the Florida Groundwater Association and… Read More...

New Federal Law Holds Great Promise for Florida’s Water

My company (Environmental Risk Management, Inc.) has two parallel purposes: to protect property owners, and to protect Florida’s natural resources. Those dual roles keep us constantly on the lookout for changes in environmental polices at every level. Recently, a major piece of Federal legislation was signed into law that may not have received widespread media coverage, but is definitely worth… Read More...

ERMI Personnel Address Brownfields Association Conference

Steve Hilfiker (ERMI President), and Tim Terwilliger (ERMI Principal Engineer) both addressed audiences at the 2018 Florida Brownfields Association Conference that concluded on October 3rd in Daytona Beach. In addition to moderating one of the sessions, Hilfiker delivered a presentation on Growth Management, highlighting the importance of brownfield redevelopment in contending with Florida’s massive population… Read More...

Hurricane Preparedness…in The Cloud

The importance of SPCC, FRP and SWPPP Documents A key part of hurricane preparations involves fortifying structures and systems in the hopes of withstanding the storm’s force. But another dimension is anticipating what must be done if those defenses fail—and in that regard, some of your strongest preparations for hurricanes should already be in The… Read More...

ERMI Personnel Attend SW Florida Water Policy Event

Steve Hilfiker and Ozzie Rodriguez represented ERMI at a networking event this month in Fort Myers, hosted by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (Region V) and the Florida Section of the American Water Resources Association. In keeping with AWWA’s stated aims “to advance public health, safety, the economy, and the environment,”… Read More...

Troubled Waters: Understanding Lake O

Lake Okeechobee has garnered a great deal of attention lately in the news, in social media, and even through on-site protests along its shores. Much of the current tumult intensified when more than a foot of rain fell on the area in January of 2016. That torrential rain drove Lake O dangerously past the 16-foot… Read More...

Steve Hilfiker to Speak at Brownfields Conference

One of Steve’s upcoming appearances will be at the annual Florida Brownfields Association Conference, coming up September 30th through October 3 in Daytona Beach. Steve will be discussing growth management — and the environmental implications of preparing for the millions of new residents projected to relocate to Florida in near future....